Melinda Haynes is a former Senior Vice President and Director of Bank Operations at Zions Bancorporation, a $65 billion (assets) bank holding company. Her role included leading operational services of 20 departments and nearly 300 employees that supported the affiliate banks and 450 full-service banking offices in eight states. She led a successful consolidation of six affiliate operations departments into one enterprise operations team. Melinda has served in a variety of leadership positions with Zions First National Bank and Zions Bancorporation over the past 30 years. She specializes in high-performance team management, process improvement and expense reduction initiatives, leading large change-management projects, and has over 25 years of operations experience. Melinda graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah and recently completed a graduate-level degree from Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) where she graduated with honors, in the top 10 percent of her class. She is a graduate of the Utah Banker’s Association (UBA) Executive Development Program and was a member of the Women’s Business Forum committee at Zions Bank where she created experiences for women to promote career growth. In 2014 and 2015 she was a member of Zions Bank’s winning team of women bank executives, as selected by American Banker magazine in its “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue. In 2016, she was a member of the Zions Bancorporation winning team. Her favorite things are spending quality time with her family and providing service to others.
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